Jackie adapted to a nomad life in 2014 after living in Texas her entire life. The cliff notes for Jackie are below. Want to know more? Ask!!
Wife & Mother:
*Wife of aircraft electrician/former active duty Marine “Oorah!”
*Mother of three
A mother who pushes a stroller or sometimes just a mother running.
*16 half-marathons on two continents
*Pushed 500 miles with oldest daughter
*Run with double stroller for local races
*Lived in Okinawa, Japan
*Australia and New Zealand
*24 of the 50 states and look forward to many stateside adventures soon!
*Virtual Assistant providing executive administrative services to small business owners, 2.5 years
*Federal grant facilitator serving diverse populations with multiple budgets, 2 years
*Adjunct professor for general business courses, 3 years
*High school business & leadership teacher, 7 years
*High school coach, 4 years
*Masters, Human Resource Management: Texas A&M University Central Texas
*Masters, Business Administration: Texas A&M University–Commerce
*Bachelors, Business Administration with a minor in Speech Communications, Tarleton State University
*Texas Teaching Certificate: 6-12 Business Administration & 6-12 Speech Communications
*Veteran Connection: Virtual Chief Human Resource Officer
*Special Olympics: Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
*USO: Fort Hood
*Solider’s Angels: Virtual and San Antonio
*Susan G. Komen: Austin, Charleston
“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” -Frank Borman
Life is a journey and everyone has the opportunity to make valuable life changing decisions that will impact their future. Cathryn at a young age thought the educational profession was the career path for her! Her second choices were to be a tour guide or a flight attendant to see the world and experience adventures. Soon Cathryn realize teaching is her passion, challenging, amazing and fulfilling to see what a difference a teacher can make in the lives of students.
Cathryn graduated from TCU in 1988 with a BS in Education and began teaching and coaching career in a small Texas coast town taking her Cross- Country team to state that year. This determined group of students and Cathryn as a coach, inspired and motivated each other to set goals, work together as a team, and to be successful. This event set the tone for Cathryn’s career as an educator and coach helping students find their best qualities and working to develop to become their BEST.